Beware! Criminal Networks Likely to Sell Fake Coronavirus Vaccines on Internet, Interpol Issues Global Alert



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Coronavirus Vaccine Latest Update: At a time when a number of companies are busy developing coronavirus vaccine for the deadly virus, the Interpol on Thursday warned law enforcement agencies across the globe that organised criminal networks could try to advertise and sell fake COVID-19 vaccines physically and on the internet.

Issuing an orange alert to all 194 member countries, the Lyon-based international police cooperation body warned agencies to prepare for potential criminal activity in relation to “the falsification, theft and illegal advertising of COVID-19 and flu vaccines”.

“It also includes examples of crimes where individuals have been advertising, selling and administering fake vaccines,” a statement from the Interpol said.

Notably, the Interpol issues an Orange notice to warn of an event, a person, an object or a process representing a serious and imminent threat to public safety. However, the CBI, which is the

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New website shows just how unsafe that holiday party could be and the risk of coronavirus

As health experts warn about rising coronavirus cases from spread at indoor gatherings, a new website backed by recent research is trying to help people understand just how many people in what size space is risky for infection. Which could come in handy as some people consider small holiday gatherings.

It’s more risky to be in a small room compared to a large gym. If people are calm and quiet, it is safer than singing or exercising no matter how distant they are.

Given these types of scenarios, and the “rapidly advancing science” of how COVID-19 droplets behave, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created the COVID-19 Indoor Safety Guideline application.

Here’s an example:

An average suburban house that is 2,000 square feet, with 25 people inside wearing cotton masks and talking in a whisper, can reduce their risk of transmission by only staying inside for 4

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Coronavirus: Colne business owners make VIRTUAL high street online

Business owners transform Lancashire town of Colne into VIRTUAL high street with website allowing residents to shop at local stores online during lockdown

  • Around 80 firms involved in venture designed to help boost pre-Christmas trade
  • Shoppers choose stores online, then click and collect or access free delivery
  • Entrepreneurs feared firms would have to shut down due to Covid restrictions 

Business owners have transformed their entire town into a virtual high street, with a website allowing residents to shop at local stores online during lockdown.

Around 80 firms in Colne, Lancashire, are involved in the venture designed to help them trade in the run-up to Christmas – their busiest period of the year.

Retailers have signed up to the specially-created website that includes all the high street shops.

Shoppers access Come to Colne,

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Park District Adjusts Programming Amid Coronavirus Mitigations

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — With Tier 3 mitigations in the state set to go into effect Friday, the Arlington Heights Park District announced a number of changes and closures within operations and programming. The situation is fluid and can change at anytime. If and when there are changes, the Park District said in a press release it will provide updates.

  • Golf Operations: Arlington Lakes Golf Club and Nickol Knoll Golf Club –Arlington Lakes Golf Club is open weather permitting. Nickol Knoll is closed weekdays and will open up on weekends weather permitting. Please check the website for updates www.ahpd.org/golf/. Golfers are encouraged to book tee time reservations online and view safety guidelines.
  • Sunset Meadows Driving Range – The driving range is closed for the season.
  • Facilities and Historical Museum – Community Centers and the Historical Museum are currently on an adaptive pause and will be reevaluated as mitigation guidelines
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Teen who built popular coronavirus tracking website has COVID-19 and calls it ‘pretty terrible’



a person standing posing for the camera: Avi Schiffmann. (Instagram Photo via @avischiffmann)


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Avi Schiffmann. (Instagram Photo via @avischiffmann)

Avi Schiffmann, the Seattle-area teen who built a website to track the early and ongoing spread of coronavirus, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Schiffmann, 18, tweeted about his diagnosis on Monday evening and in an email to GeekWire said that he feels “quite bad.” He tested positive on Thursday and is quarantining at his family’s cabin along with his mother, a doctor who has also tested positive, according to Schiffmann.

“I had a bad headache and a sore throat, but it’s since progressed into a bad cough, shortness of breath (like it’s actually pretty hard to breath with a mask on) and somewhat feels like my lungs are on fire,” Schiffmann said. “Overall it’s pretty terrible. Hopefully it will give a message to other people my age who think we are all invincible. Because I really thought that, too.”

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Maine remote learning concerns amid coronavirus center on internet connectivity, less socialization

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches past the eighth-month mark, many of Maine’s students, educators and parents continue striving for academic achievement absent the benefits of in-person instruction and faced with internet connectivity issues and other logistical challenges.

“Educators are creating dynamic lessons, parents are providing important structure and support in homes, and students are working diligently to connect with their teachers and peers during remote learning,” Jason Judd, Ed.D., executive director of Educate Maine in Portland, told The Center Square by email. “Many families have limited or unreliable access to broadband to support remote learning. Maine needs to make a larger investment in broadband to help every student access their education safely.”

Lack of day care options also tops the list of challenges amid the pandemic.

“Maine families are struggling to find high-quality childcare in order to provide support for their children and balance their needs to work,” Judd

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Coronavirus: Computer model shows where spread occurs in cities

Researchers have developed a computer model that predicts how the novel coronavirus spreads in US cities.

The model looks at three factors that play a role in infection risk: where people go during the day, how long they stay, and how many other people are visiting the same place at the same time. 

It found that most cases of the virus occur at ‘superspreader’ sites, such as coffee shops, full-service restaurants and gyms, where people are close together for extended periods of time.  

However, limiting capacity in these locations could reduce the number of infections by as much as 75 percent.

The team, from Stanford University School of Engineering, says its model can be used as a tool for officials to determine the tradeoff between new infections and reopening businesses, even at limited capacity.  

A computer model from Stanford University found that most COVID-19 infections occur at ‘superspreader’ sites, such

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Task Management Software Market – What will be the Short-term Impact of Coronavirus? Fortune Business Insights

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Nov 09, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The global task management software market size is projected to reach USD 4,535.5 million by 2026. The high investments in the research and development of the product will have a direct impact on the growth of the market in the coming years. According to a report published by Fortune Business Insights, titled “Task Management Software”Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis, By Component (Software, Services), By Organization Size (SMEs and Large Enterprises), By Deployment Type (Cloud and On-Premises), By End-User (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI), IT and Telecommunications, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Travel and Hospitality, Media and Entertainment, and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2026, the market was worth USD 1,713.0 million in 2018 and will exhibit a CAGR of 13.3% during the forecast period, 2020-2026.

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L’Oreal turns to Google as coronavirus spurs virtual make-up shift

PARIS (Reuters) – Shoppers searching Google for cosmetics will be able to try them on virtually through a deal with L’Oreal, as the French group looks to make up for lost store sales caused by coronavirus lockdowns by expanding online.

Maybelline maker L’Oreal <OREP.PA>, which returned to comparable sales growth in the third quarter when coronavirus restrictions eased, has sped up some of its web initiatives as a result of the pandemic, its digital chief Lubomira Rochet said.

“There’s been an acceleration in all our partnerships due to COVID-19,” Rochet said in an online presentation on Thursday.

The Google <GOOGL.O> partnership relies on technology designed by ModiFace, a Canadian augmented reality specialist acquired by L’Oreal in 2018, and will also extend to the U.S. group’s YouTube video sharing platform, Rochet said.

People seeking lipsticks or eye shadows by L’Oreal brands, which include Lancome and Urban Decay, who come across their

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How The Internet Of Things Can Help Hospitals Cope With Coronavirus

The European Commission has launched an €8 million project that aims to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to increase and enhance the remote care provided by hospitals. At a time when the coronavirus pandemic is stretching health systems to their limits, the project is one of several actions the EC is funding with the aim of developing “Next-Generation Internet of Things” tech that could help hospitals and other organisations operate more efficiently.

Dubbed IntellIoT, the project is a consortium of 13 participating companies and institutions, including Siemens, Philips, EURECOM, Aalborg University, University of Oulu, Philips, Sphynx Analytics, and the University of St. Gallen.

Over the next three years, the 13 partners will trial a range of initiatives and tools intended to autonomously conduct

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